Aug 26 2019Kentucky’s public schools welcome around 2,500 brand new teachers each year. What kind of support do these new teachers need? I recently spoke with Amelia Brown and Dana Lee Thomas to get their expert thoughts. Amelia is Professional Learning Coach at the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services (NKCES), and Dana is an ELA instructional coach for grades 3-5 in Marion County.
Aug 08 2019
So, I’ve shared my excitement about problem solving in our science standards, our social studies standards, and our standards for an array of other disciplines. There’s one more thing to look at head on: these exciting expectations aren’t going to be easy to meet.
Delivering will entail assignments where Kentucky students can build up each of…
Press Release: Kentuckians Name Education as a Top Priority for State in Latest Prichard Committee Poll
August 7, 2019
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Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director
Lexington, KY – Education, jobs and health care remain top priorities for Kentucky voters heading into the 2019 gubernatorial election cycle, according to results from the second annual Education Poll of Kentucky released by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.
The Mason-Dixon Poll,…
Aug 07 2019
Having shared how problem-solving has a central place in Kentucky’s academic standards for science and social studies, I’ll turn today to how a related emphasis appears across our standards for other disciplines that matter for our K-12 students.
Central on mathematical practice
Our mathematics standards are organized around eight practices and a set of standards for mathematical…
Aug 06 2019
We want Kentucky students to be increasingly able to “Think and solve problems in school situations and in a variety of situations they will encounter in life.” Yesterday’s post looked at how our science standards call for deep work to meet that expectation from our 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act. Now, let’s turn to social…
Aug 05 2019
I’m excited about Kentucky’s science standards, and problem-solving expectations are one of my biggest reasons. Since our 1990 Reform Act, we’ve called for schools to equip students to “Think and solve problems in school situations and in a variety of situations they will encounter in life,” and for many off us, that call resonates with…